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Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of shooting of unarmed Australian woman Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of shooting of unarmed Australian woman
- July 24, 2017

Mayor Hodges had organized the presser to announce the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau , who stepped down amid public outrage over last Saturday's shooting of Justine Damond , 40, by officer Mohamed Noor . They were startled by a loud noise and then Ruszczyk approached the driver's side of the vehicle and Noor, who was on the passenger side, fired his gun through the open driver's side window, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety . (more...)
8 found dead in tractor-trailer outside San Antonio Walmart 8 found dead in tractor-trailer outside San Antonio Walmart
- July 24, 2017

Barr also declined to identify the employee who asked police to conduct a welfare check on the truck. Medical examinations are pending, but the eight dead are believed to have perished from exposure, asphyxiation, and dehydration, according to a statement from the SAPD. (more...)
Unemployment Rises to 4.3 Percent in San Diego County in June Unemployment Rises to 4.3 Percent in San Diego County in June
- July 24, 2017

The state's unemployment rate has remained steady the past three months and has been the lowest in the country for four consecutive months, according to Gedney. Over the past year, the largest increases were seen for specialty construction contractors, 4,100 jobs; local government education, 3,500; and ambulatory health care services, 2,500. (more...)
Mattis: 'I think Baghdadi's alive' Mattis: 'I think Baghdadi's alive'
- July 23, 2017

Trump supporters meanwhile, back the president's attempts to stick it to the so-called mainstream media who are pursuing a "witch hunt" against him. "We believe 99 percent he is alive". "That was a very good lead". The US again couldn't confirm the recent announcement by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights it had verification of al-Baghdadi's death. (more...)
Mehbooba Mufti trashes Farooq Abdullah's talk about third party mediation Mehbooba Mufti trashes Farooq Abdullah's talk about third party mediation
- July 23, 2017

The NC leader said India has so many allies across the globe, which can be approached for settling the Kashmir issue and act as a mediator between India and Pakistan. You have an atom bomb and they too have atom bomb. "No results have come yet..." The money we spend on buying planes and other war machinery, if used for the poor farmers, then the country will develop rapidly. (more...)
Trump has blessed huge military aircraft carrier Trump has blessed huge military aircraft carrier
- July 23, 2017

Navy", Trump said. Former defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were among a host of officials attending the commissioning ceremony. Four sailors stand on the deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford during the ships commissioning, just over a large banner that read "Made in the USA" on Saturday, July 22, 2017 . (more...)
Minority lawmakers to file petition before SC questioning martial law extension Minority lawmakers to file petition before SC questioning martial law extension
- July 23, 2017

Saturday's vote paved the way for the first extension of a period of martial law since the Marcos era. Fourteen, however, believed otherwise. Duterte had already beaten back a Supreme Court petition to declare martial law in Mindanao illegal. (more...)
US Refuses $50 Million In Reimbursements To Pakistan US Refuses $50 Million In Reimbursements To Pakistan
- July 23, 2017

Trump said that he wanted "to find out why we've been there for 17 years, how it's going and what we should do in in terms of additional ideas", according to the Military Times. The US in 2012 designated the Haqqani Network as a terrorist organization. Pakistan was allotted Dollars 900 million aid through the special fund by the United States. (more...)
Florida teens who recorded drowning and laughed could be charged Florida teens who recorded drowning and laughed could be charged
- July 23, 2017

Jamel Dunn, 32, of Cocoa, drowned in a Florida retention pond . "Ain't nobody going to help you, you dumb bitch". Audio from the recording includes statements like, "We're not gonna help your (expletive)". "I implore the State Attorney's Office to follow through and file the charges presented by the Cocoa Police Department! " he added. Canteloupe, speaking Friday, said pressing charges was "a way to hold them accountable for their own actions". (more...)
US Air Strike Accidentally Kills 16 Afghan Security Forces US Air Strike Accidentally Kills 16 Afghan Security Forces
- July 23, 2017

The United States in a statement confirmed that the airstrike on the Security Forces compound occurred during a US -supported operation against Taliban insurgents in the area. Mullah Haibatullah took over leadership of the Taliban after his predecessor, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour died in a USA drone strike in Pakistan in May, 2016. (more...)
Six killed as clashes erupt in standoff over mosque in Jerusalem
- July 23, 2017

Religious clerics from the Waqf - the Jordanian trust which manages the site - had asked every mosque in the city to close on Friday and worshippers were urged to pray outside the gates of al Aqsa rather than submit to the security procedures. (more...)
Newspaper Front Pages Around the Country React to OJ Simpson's Parole Newspaper Front Pages Around the Country React to OJ Simpson's Parole
- July 22, 2017

But, he was sentenced to a minimum of nine years in prison and a maximum of 33 years for his role in a robbery at a Las Vegas resort. The 70-year-old heard the decision by videoconference from Lovelock Correctional Centre, where he has been held since his conviction in 2008. (more...)
Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row
- July 21, 2017

Berlin/Ankara: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday blasted Turkey's detention of six human rights activists, including a German, and pledged to work for his release. Following an April referendum that granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, the country has suspended at least 14,000 civil servants, police and military personnel . (more...)
'Israeli restrictions at Al-Aqsa unacceptable' 'Israeli restrictions at Al-Aqsa unacceptable'
- July 21, 2017

The decision was made on Thursday morning after the Israeli General Staff reassessed the situation in Jerusalem's Old City following the terror attack last Friday , which claimed the lives of two police officers. Palestinians sources reported dozens of injured, while two police officers were lightly injured. There were protests in Jordan against Israel over the closure and the installation of metal detectors , despite a peace treaty between Amman and Israel. (more...)
Rouhani threatens response to USA curbs
- July 21, 2017

Rouhani said , "The Islamic Republic of Iran will always stick to its global commitments". Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country will stand firm against the United States and respond to any new sanctions the US imposes on the Islamic republic. (more...)
Exxon Fined $2M for Tillerson-Era Breach of Russia Sanctions Exxon Fined $2M for Tillerson-Era Breach of Russia Sanctions
- July 21, 2017

In May 2014, the presidents of Exxon's US subsidiaries "dealt in services" with Russian oil tycoon Igor Sechin by signing "eight legal documents" with him linked to Russian oil and gas projects, the Treasury Department said . "Ofac's action is fundamentally unfair ". OFAC said it considered several aggravating factors when reaching its decision. Sechin was sanctioned by the Obama administration in 2014 after Russian Federation deployed its military in the Crimea region of Ukraine. (more...)
One Wildfire-hit Community in Western Canada Able to Return Home One Wildfire-hit Community in Western Canada Able to Return Home
- July 20, 2017

Officials in British Columbia say they are beginning the hard process of notifying those who have lost homes in the out-of-control wildfires that have prompted a provincial state of emergency. A number of people have been arrested for looting evacuated homes near Williams Lake, including a 38-year-old prolific offender was arrested with $65,000 worth of items, said RCMP Staff Sgt. (more...)
Majority favors Dems in midterm congressional races Majority favors Dems in midterm congressional races
- July 20, 2017

Fifty-two percent of registered Republicans say they'll vote to back up the president, while a smaller share of registered Democrats, 41 percent, say they'll vote to oppose him. There's no significant difference between Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who say Trump is making significant progress toward his goals as president and those leaning Republicans who say he is not. (more...)
Google iOS App Adds Personalized Feed with News, Interests, and More Google iOS App Adds Personalized Feed with News, Interests, and More
- July 20, 2017

They're not in the feed, but the feed is part of Google search , which is where you'll also find advertisements. Effectively replacing Google Now , much of the feed is taken up by news stories related to what you generally search for and read online. (more...)
Windy, dry weather forecast in US West, threatens to stoke wildfires Windy, dry weather forecast in US West, threatens to stoke wildfires
- July 20, 2017

About 4,000 people have been evacuated, including the entire city of Mariposa a few miles west of the park, and eight structures have been destroyed, officials said. Firefighters were facing volatile fire behavior, mostly due to dry, breezy and hot conditions , said meteorologist Christine Riley of the National Weather Service in Hanford. (more...)
Half Approve of Trump in Counties That Fueled His Win Half Approve of Trump in Counties That Fueled His Win
- July 19, 2017

The White House on Monday will embark on a three-week messaging campaign aimed at refocusing attention on President Donald Trump's agenda and framing a debate later this summer over rewriting the US tax code. On the domestic policy front, 50 percent said they preferred the existing health care system, known as Obamacare , and only 24 percent preferred the Republican bill proposed by Trump as a replacement. (more...)
Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians from West Bank, East Jerusalem Israeli forces detain 11 Palestinians from West Bank, East Jerusalem
- July 19, 2017

After the implementation of the measure, the Wakf religious trust and other Muslim authorities called on Muslims to avoid entering the compound due to what they deemed " severe violation of the status quo ". Jerusalem's police commissioner Yoram Halevi said they are "determined to create security" and "we can't let this just pass". "I assume that with time they will understand that this is not awful", he told Army Radio. (more...)
Now That The GOP Can Replace ObamaCare, It's Suddenly Got Cold Feet Now That The GOP Can Replace ObamaCare, It's Suddenly Got Cold Feet
- July 19, 2017

The Kentucky Republican is conceding that his party's prized legislation erasing big chunks of the 2010 statute and replacing it with GOP-favored programs won't succeed. Trump urged an outright repeal, even as other Republicans sought a shift toward bipartisanship with Democrats. Three Republican senators, Susan Collins , Shelley Moore Capito and Lisa Murkowski , have said they will not support their party's plan to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan. (more...)
Hastert released from prison Hastert released from prison
- July 19, 2017

He was never charged with sex abuse, because the statute of limitations on his alleged crimes had expired. "They looked (up) at me and I took advantage of them". Before Judge Thomas Durkin handed down the sentence, Hastert acknowledged he abused Individual A and other boys in his charge. But authorities refused to acknowledge the motive behind the hush-money payments. (more...)
Trump Supreme Court pick Gorsuch to welcome new citizens Trump Supreme Court pick Gorsuch to welcome new citizens
- July 19, 2017

The Trump administration had no immediate comment on Tuesday's filing. Gary Gately, of Talk Media News reports, Judge Derrick K. Watson of U.S. District Court in Honolulu took aim at the administration's assertion that grandparents and other close relatives did not qualify as "bona fide" connections for exemptions to the ban. (more...)
U.S. calls for a 'much better deal' in NAFTA overhaul plan U.S. calls for a 'much better deal' in NAFTA overhaul plan
- July 19, 2017

It said the aim is to improve market access for United States manufacturing, agriculture and services in the three-nation deal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce seemed to suggest that point was recognized in the administration's 18-page list of negotiating points: "We commend the administration's recognition that we must do no harm to the American jobs , businesses, and industries that depend on trade with Canada and Mexico". (more...)
Trump Administration: Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal
- July 19, 2017

The president's team also reportedly emphasized the need to coordinate any USA action across the range of actors involved in the Iran deal , which is also signed by the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, and Germany. The U.S. has criticized Iran for supporting the government of Bashar Assad in Syria and fomenting unrest in Yemen and elsewhere in the region. President Trump did so very reluctantly because he says Iran is violating the spirit of the deal, but the certification ... (more...)
Department of Homeland Security authorizes 15000 additional H-2B visas Department of Homeland Security authorizes 15000 additional H-2B visas
- July 18, 2017

After consulting with the Dept. of Labor, it was determined that companies would be "significantly harmed" if they weren't able to bring in foreign workers for the season. While President Trump has expressed his opposition to guest worker programs, he has made an exception for the H2B visa - one his Mar-a-Lago resort regularly applies for in order to supplement its staff. (more...)
PM calls for 'GST spirit' to prevail in monsoon session PM calls for 'GST spirit' to prevail in monsoon session
- July 18, 2017

The Speaker yesterday said all parties were in favour of having smooth proceedings to debate important issues facing the country. "This session will go forward with that spirit", PM Modi said. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programs throughout the country, it is customary for the organisers to welcome him with a flower bouquet. He also called upon all political parties to ensure that everyone votes and no vote is wasted. (more...)
Trump set terms to give Russian Federation its diplomatic properties back Trump set terms to give Russian Federation its diplomatic properties back
- July 18, 2017

Sputnik, a senior officer from the white house confirmed that United State President Donald Trump's administration is moving toward to give back Russia's diplomatic properties, only under the condition that it will receive something in return from Moscow. (more...)
Presidential poll begins, Modi among first to vote Presidential poll begins, Modi among first to vote
- July 18, 2017

The president is chosen by an electoral college composed of the two houses of parliament and state legislatures. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul also voted. The possibility of cross-voting by parties is not ruled out as under the constitution, parties can not issue any whip to its lawmakers to vote for a particular candidate. (more...)
Karnataka DIG who exposed VVIP treatment for Sasikala in Bengaluru prison, transferred Karnataka DIG who exposed VVIP treatment for Sasikala in Bengaluru prison, transferred
- July 18, 2017

Roopa had alleged that two crore rupees had changed hands for providing additional facilities to AIADMK general secretary, V K Sasikala, who is now lodged in Parappana Agrahara jail. It was gatheredthat these 32 prisoners had reported to Ms Roopa on the seriousirregularities in Parappana Agrahara Jail where inmates who bribedthe jail officials got their "due". (more...)
Any Delay in Brexit Negotiations With UK Impossible - EU Parliament President Any Delay in Brexit Negotiations With UK Impossible - EU Parliament President
- July 17, 2017

Despite concern in Westminster that the government's opposition to a future role for the court has limited its room for manoeuvre, three position papers published last week recommitted Davis to rejecting any continuing role for the ECJ after Brexit . (more...)
Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor, dies aged 89 Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor, dies aged 89
- July 17, 2017

He was married to his Mission: Impossible co-star Barbara Bain from 1957 until their divorce in 1993. But the series had served its objective. Nearly two decades later, after some lean years, Landau enjoyed a career revival in feature films. (more...)
Korea's Park on golf championship win Korea's Park on golf championship win
- July 17, 2017

This was the second straight year she was the low amateur at the U.S. Open. Park hit six birdies and one bogey in the fourth and final round to card an 11-under 277. "Coming to this week, I didn't have any expectation at all. I was sorry I could only get one birdie for them". "The experience was definitely worth it, because based on that good experience that I had last year, I think I was able to garner the championship this year", Park said through an interpreter. (more...)
South Korea's new government proposes military talks with North Korea South Korea's new government proposes military talks with North Korea
- July 17, 2017

Officials of the Korean Red Cross receive phone calls at their headquarters in Jung District, Seoul, on Monday after the South Korean agency proposed inter-Korean talks on materializing separated family reunion sessions. South Korea's Vice Defence Minister Suh Choo-suk talking to media said that meeting could be held at Tongilgak, which was earlier used to hold previous talks. (more...)
No decision on NDA vice presidential candidate yet No decision on NDA vice presidential candidate yet
- July 17, 2017

He has also served as High commissioner to South Africa and Sri Lanka, representing India and as a secretary to President of India. Kovind's win against opposition candidate Meira Kumar is a foregone conclusion as the ruling coalition has secured the support of almost two-thirds of the electoral college, with some political parties even outside the NDA fold throwing in their weight behind him. (more...)
Sen. John McCain to Miss Week in Senate After Having Surgery Sen. John McCain to Miss Week in Senate After Having Surgery
- July 17, 2017

They said the revisions would also help Alaska and Montana - home to three GOP senators and one Democrat . Surgeons removed the blood clot during a "minimally invasive" procedure, the statement said. His doctors also said the surgery went "very well", and the 80-year-old Vietnam War veteran was described as being in "good spirits". It would likely fail without Mr McCain's vote. (more...)
Teenager Arrested Following A Series Of Acid Attacks In London Teenager Arrested Following A Series Of Acid Attacks In London
- July 17, 2017

London police said Friday they had arrested another teenager after acid was thrown in people's faces in five attacks over one night here. At around 11.05pm, the suspects tossed acid into the face of a man in Shoreditch High Street. (more...)
Remains of mobster accused of killing Pa. chief end long-running mystery Remains of mobster accused of killing Pa. chief end long-running mystery
- July 16, 2017

The human remains found buried behind a MA home have been positively identified as a fugitive suspect wanted in connection to the decades-old, unsolved slaying of a Pennsylvania police chief, authorities said today. Investigators say Webb shot Adams during a traffic stop. Thirty-seven years later, his ex-wife Lillian Webb showed police on Thursday where her ex-husband was buried in her backyard in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. (more...)
Pennsylvania: Man Admits To Killing Four Men Pennsylvania: Man Admits To Killing Four Men
- July 16, 2017

A Pennsylvania man under suspicion for his connection to the disappearance of four young men who went missing in rural Pennsylvania last weekend has confessed to their murders. One of DiNardo's grandfathers, also named Cosmo DiNardo , owned numerous properties and eventually shared a real estate deal with his son Antonio before handing over the business entirely to him. (more...)
Moscow threatens retaliation if Trump doesn't return compounds Moscow threatens retaliation if Trump doesn't return compounds
- July 16, 2017

The warning came in response to comments made by an adviser to President Donald Trump , Sebastian Gorka , who linked the rollback of sanctions to Russia's adherence to a deal to cease-fire in Syria. presidential election, which Moscow has repeatedly denied . The administration increased sanctions against several individuals and entities, expelled diplomats and closed down two Russian compounds - one in NY and one in Maryland. (more...)
Allowed in by Trump, Afghan girls robotics team lands in DC Allowed in by Trump, Afghan girls robotics team lands in DC
- July 16, 2017

A coalition of academic and educational groups recently wrote to the State Department about Trump's visa crackdown and said, "We are very concerned that if the proposed changes are implemented, global undergraduate and graduate students, scholars, and scientific collaborators may be discouraged from coming to the United States". (more...)
Border row: No room for talks unless India withdraws troops Border row: No room for talks unless India withdraws troops
- July 15, 2017

MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that senior Union Ministers briefed all national political parties on Doklam situation. On the standoff between the armies of India and China in the Dokalam area, he said diplomatic channels would continue to be used for a resolution of the issue. (more...)
China upholds United Nations sanctions as trade with NoKor rises China upholds United Nations sanctions as trade with NoKor rises
- July 15, 2017

Although Trump called on Chinese President Xi Jinping to strengthen economic pressure on North Korea at a U.S. Moreover, North Korean leaders have been deterred from invading South Korea since the armistice of July 1953. So never mind the potential nuclear threat to other parts of the globe that North Korea may or may not provide. Despite the global opprobrium over its nuclear ambitions, North Korea has managed to take advantage of a loophole in United Nations sanctions by increasing ... (more...)
DOJ Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Takedown In US History DOJ Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Takedown In US History
- July 15, 2017

On July 13, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DOJ Medicare Fraud Strike Force had arrested 412 people for health care fraud over the past week. Canada ranks second after the U.S., but when it comes to hydrocodone use, for example, people in the United States use more than 48 times as much of this drug than people in Canada. (more...)
Chechens found guilty in assassination of politician Nemtsov Chechens found guilty in assassination of politician Nemtsov
- July 14, 2017

Zaur Dadayev , the perpetrator of the shooting was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, TASS reports . The court found that Zaur Dadayev shot Mr Nemtsov from a vehicle while the politician was walking with his girlfriend near the Kremlin, and that four other men acted as accomplices for supplying surveillance. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's Najran fire: List of Indians killed Saudi Arabia's Najran fire: List of Indians killed
- July 14, 2017

The External Affairs Minister also said that she has spoken to Consul General Jeddah over the same. The blaze broke out at a three-storey house that does not have windows. The workers who were living in the building were employed by a construction firm. "He is updating me on regular basis", Ms Swaraj replied in a series of tweets. (more...)
Is Kid Rock Really Running For US Senate? Is Kid Rock Really Running For US Senate?
- July 14, 2017

Taking to Twitter earlier, the musician shared an image of a political sign bearing his name and addressed rumours of the site's legitimacy. The music star, real name Robert James Ritchie , took to Twitter on Wednesday to address speculation about the website . (more...)
North Korea was struck by a 6 magnitude quake North Korea was struck by a 6 magnitude quake
- July 14, 2017

It occurred at 4:18 a.m. "It occurred at 500 kilometers (310 miles) below the seabed". But such a provocation was unlikely in this case, given the quake's depth and epicenter 192 kilometers (119 miles) southeast of Chongjin - which also reduces the chance of any damage within North Korea according to experts. (more...)

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